Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claims of receiving a “threat letter” threatening to destabilise his government through a foreign plot have sparked outrage in Pakistan. In this regard, a fake letter has been circulating on social media.
The forged letter, dated February 28th, bears the White House seal and is signed by US Vice President Joe Biden. PM Khan’s trip to Russia, his push to declare March 15th as International Day Against Islamophobia, and his ostensible “liaison” with Turkish President Erdogan to establish Khilafat are all mentioned in the fake letter.
The forged letter then warns PM Khan that if he continues to act in this manner, a negative chain of events will occur, leading to the removal of his “selected government.” The letter has been labelled a forgery in news reports and on social media.
The 28th of February is the date on which the letter was written. The real letter, however, was dated March 7, according to PTI. Furthermore, the fake letter’s syntax, semantics, and dictation, which includes the word “selected government,” have led some internet users to believe that the Opposition is disseminating the fake letter in order to undermine the real one that PM Khan received.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said a foreign-funded plot aims to destabilise his government while speaking to the public at a PTI rally on March 27th. He also displayed a letter as proof of the existence of a plot to overthrow his government, without disclosing its contents.
The prime minister’s refusal to share the letter with the public raised serious doubts in the public’s mind about its legitimacy. The storey of a foreign conspiracy against the PTI government was dismissed by the opposition. PM Khan showed a fake letter, according to JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The letter is genuine, according to the PTI. Asad Umar, Pakistan’s Minister for Planning, stated that the prime minister is willing to share the “threat letter” with the country’s Chief Justice. Due to the letter’s “sensitivity,” Umar said it was only seen by a few people in the civil-military leadership.
Patwari accounts are sharing this letter as the letter that PM @ImranKhanPTI received.
THIS IS A FAKE LETTER.
The real letter was dated March 7th. And the reason they are distributing this letter around is to undermine the real letter.
Our own Pakistanis undermining Pakistan pic.twitter.com/LvEbGZgBDo
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) March 29, 2022